Critical Connections Archives

Critical Connections was launched in 2003. For access to articles published before 2017, please contact Melissa Nielsen.

A “Basic” Reality: Managing Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetate Shortages
Read about managing sodium bicarbonate and acetate shortages. 

President's Message - Leveraging SCCM Programs to Promote a Learning Healthcare Environment
Hear from the Society President about how SCCM programs can promote a learning healthcare environment in the ICU.

Analgesic Alternatives to Opioid Drug Shortages
This article discusses analgesic alternatives to opioid drug shortages.

Women in Critical Care Medicine
This article addresses the issue of gender disparity in critical care.   

Common Confusing Issues When Reporting Critical Care
Learn about reporting and coding critical care.   

Central Venous Access Procedures
Learn about billing and coding for central venous access procedures.

Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis
This article discusses important things to consider regarding pediatric sepsis.

CEO's Message - Spotlight on Giving
Society of Critical Care Medicine Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President, David J. Martin, CAE, discusses the Society's donor development and gift stewardship program.   

Bedside Ultrasonography Guidelines for Critically Ill Patients
This article discusses the bedside ultrasonography guidelines for critically ill patients.

Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign
Learn about how the ICU Liberation Campaign's ABCDEF Bundle can be applied in the ICU.